Purpose of Mission Awareness Day
The purpose of Mission Awareness Day is to promote and stimulate greater understanding and interest in mission and service both locally and globally.
Mission Awareness Day at Messiah
During Mission Awareness Day, missions representatives from around the world come to Messiah for a day dedicated to raising awareness of our global community. As a result, students have the opportunity to attend mission focused chapels, luncheons and dinners with various speakers and representatives, booth time by the mission organizations, as well as have one-on-one interaction with other students and representatives who share a passion for global change.
Schedule for MAD 2012 (Tues, November 13th)
- 8:00 – 12:00 AM : Booth Time #1
- 9:30 – 10:15 AM : Common Chapel (Lingenfelters)
- 12:00 – 1:30 PM : Lunch with Students
- 1:30 – 4 :00 PM : Booth Time #2
- 4:30 – 6:30 PM : International Dinner
- 7:00 – 8:00 PM : Alternate Chapel with Lingenfelters
Invited Mission Organizations for Mission Awareness Day 2012:
- Joni and Friends
Joni and Friends is built on Biblical truth and the foundation of Jesus Christ. We are about advancing disability ministry and changing the church and communities around the world. The Joni and Friends International Disability Center (IDC) serves as the administrative center for ministries which provide outreach to thousands of families affected by disability around the globe.
- BICWM (Brethen In Christ World Missions)
The Brethren In Christ are a global family committed to worshiping and obeying God and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with all people. After 110 years of global ministry, Brethren in Christ World Missions (BICWM) continues to embrace our heritage and future, connecting with people around the world as God calls every tongue and tribe into His mission.
- Colaborers International
This is where the mission field and your field of study meet. Colaborers International provide opportunities for stateside students to use their talents to meet needs of the indigenous mission. Internships are stateside and overseas. Short term aide trips are available in the area of your expertise. Churches can sponsor with church plants overseas for special needs and prayer. Fund-raisers and events connect student groups to specific needs and feature student talent
- Mennonite Central Committee
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, shares God's love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. MCC envisions communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another and creation. Read more about MCC's purpose and vision, priorities, approaches, values and convictions.
- World Vision
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. They work internationally and locally.
- Push the Rock
Push The Rock create, develop, teach and implement adaptable, culturally relevant sports ministry concepts through an active portrayal of Christian values in an atmosphere where the message of Christ and excellence in athletics meet.
- SIM (Serving in Mission)
SIM is an international mission organization with more than 1,600 active missionaries serving in more than 60 countries. SIM members serve God among many diverse people groups in Africa, Asia, and South America. SIM workers are "international" themselves, representing more than 30 nationalities—including nations that in the past only received missionaries. They also serve in a wide variety of career fields. SIM is looking for people of any ethnicity who have almost any skill imaginable.
- EMM (Eastern Mennonite Missions)
Eastern Mennonite Missions is an Anabaptist mission agency supported primarily by approximately 170 congregations in Lancaster Conference of the Mennonite Church. Their mission begins with the world, ministering among those who do not yet know the good news. As new groups of believers spring up, they work to strengthen churches and empower leaders.